Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Excellent Raw Book!

Luke Wordley has scored with his debut novel called, The Fight.  This is a story about boxing, but it goes much deeper than that.  It’s a story about grace, forgiveness, redemption, anger, loss and the power of God through prayer holds all this together.

The book focuses on a young man who has a troubled childhood.  His father died and his mother became an alcoholic and trouble began for Samuel Pennington.  People could see great potential in him, and just as he was about to hit his stride, Sam would be his own worst enemy; and trouble would meet him head on.

Then Sam meets Jerry Ambrose, a professional boxing trainer.  He and his wife Gloria are Christians and seek to help Sam.  Although Jerry and Gloria have a history which is not all bright and rosy. 

In the end, this is a story about redemption for so many different characters and in so many different ways.  This was book was difficult to put down.  I really enjoyed the book; and the book was not focused solely on boxing.  That was just a product of the story. 

The end of the book comes as a surprise, but I must admit I thought the book had an abrupt ending, which I didn’t care for.  But overall, this was an excellent book!  This would be a great Father’s Day present and a great book for young adults and teens.

I received a copy of The Fight from it's publisher, Tyndale House, in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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